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MyLondon - homeless photo project kicks off

Press Release   •   Aug 18, 2017 07:20 BST

Angel Kid by Maya Simeon is the cover photo of the 2018 MyLondon calendar which is fundraising to print 10,000 calendars on Kickstarter. When printed it will be sold on the streets of London and in markets.

MyLondon, the photography calendar created by 100 homeless people, was launched last night in East London.

The viral success in 2015 and 2016 saw thousands of calendars being sold overseas, in a project which is supporting London's homeless people though the sale of the calendar which is made up of beautiful photos of the city taken on disposable cameras over five days in July.

Online the project, which has been covered by more overseas media than UK media, with huge sales to German and the US buyers. However, once the actual calendar is printed, it sells thousands of copies in Spitalfields market and other London markets. 

The project trains people in photography and when the calendar is ready people gain work experience selling it. MyLondon has inspired similar projects in Budapest, Sydney, New Orleans and Toronto. 

The MyLondon Kickstarter is aiming to raise £7,500 to pay for the printing of the calendar which will be launched in Spitalfields Market on World Homeless Day on 10 October 2017.

Please contact tel 07517 141948.

Some of the winning 2018 MyLondon calendar photos:

FEBRUARY 2018 IMAGE by Ella Sullivan

AUGUST 2018 IMAGE by Maya Simeon

OCTOBER 2018 IMAGE by David Fussell

NOVEMBER 2018 IMAGE by Hugh Gary

MAY 2018 IMAGE by Tim Paul

DECEMBER 2018 IMAGE by Christopher McTavish

MARCH 2018 IMAGE by Jackie Cook

CAFÉ ART connects people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. We hang artwork created in art groups run by homelessness sector organisations and hang it in independent cafes in London. We also run photography contests with disposable FujiFilm cameras. 

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